Government decides to amend Constitution articles 62 and 63

ISLAMABAD: The government is considering to amend Articles 62, 63 of the Constitution while working on the proposed amendment and its legal aspects is underway, says Law Minister Zahid Hamid .

Speaking during the National Assembly session today, the Minister said government believed that a period of a lawmaker’s ineligibility should be less than current five years.

The minister’s remarks came days after disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister of Pakistan following corruption charges against him.

He said the proposed draft of constitutional amendment would be referred to a respective committee of the House for review before it finally sails through.

The new amendment could be enforced with a retrospective effect so as to reduce ineligibility period of deposed PM Nawaz Sharif.

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